and now for something completly different...

es1

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#2
Friend sent me this earlier...

It looks like he does win the ball with his head...if you take the ball like that with a tackle with your feet you're probably ok, though he does follow through with his body

Clearly a case of endangering his own safety as well!
 

santa sangria

Well-Known Member
#3
How does a player come up with that as an idea? He is not tripped. He deliberately does a McTwist dive at a ball on the ground head first taking the ball and player. insane move. Good call by the ref to give it as it was so bizarre.
 

JamesL

Well-Known Member
#4
Any1 think the restart is incorrect here?

Surely this falls into playing in a dangerous manner, which, I thought was an idfk offence.
 

GraemeS

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#6
Any1 think the restart is incorrect here?

Surely this falls into playing in a dangerous manner, which, I thought was an idfk offence.
I did have that thought, but I think the foul has actually been given as there is some body contact with the strikers legs before he heads the ball.
 

JamesL

Well-Known Member
#7
Yeh I was assuming he must have awarded a foul tackle or similar offence. Hadnt looked into too much detail as to whether the contact is player first... just looked at first viewing piadm... of course iootr he may have awarded it for something else.
 

JamesL

Well-Known Member
#9
LAW 12:
"If an offence involves contact it is penalised by a direct free kick or penalty kick."
Also law 12
Indirect free kick
An indirect free kick is awarded if a player:
• plays in a dangerous manner

Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the
ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themself)

It could be argued he trying to play the ball, and was successful in doing so. I can see how a dfk is given here as ref could easily say the player charged or jumped at his opponent or that contact with player happened before ball.

I dont think its as clear cut as contact =dfk for this scenario personally though
 

AlexF

Well-Known Member
#10
Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the
ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themself)
Yes, and there's a reason that the Law includes the words "If an offence involves contact it is penalised by a direct free kick or penalty kick."

That means that, it may have been PIADM, but contact was made, so now it stops being PIADM and becomes one of the DFK offences.
 

one

Well-Known Member
#11
This is a quote from the 15/16 LOTG which was removed in the big change.
Playing in a dangerous manner involves no physical contact between the players. If there is physical contact, the action becomes an offence punishable with a direct free kick or penalty kick. In the case of physical contact, the referee should carefully consider the high probability that misconduct has also been committed.
I don't think it was removed because it doesn't apply anymore, but because it is now redundant as law 12 indicates any offence involving contact is a DFK.
 

JamesL

Well-Known Member
#12
This is a quote from the 15/16 LOTG which was removed in the big change.

I don't think it was removed because it doesn't apply anymore, but because it is now redundant as law 12 indicates any offence involving contact is a DFK.
Yes that makes sense.